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U.S. recovered non-bottle rigid plastic by resin 2018

This statistic illustrates the mass of recovered non-bottle rigid plastic in the United States in 2018, broken down by resin type. In that year, approximately 169 million pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) was recovered in the U.S.

Weight of recovered non-bottle rigid plastic in the U.S. in 2018, by resin

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Release date

August 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

PP: Polypropylene
HDPE: High-density polyethylene
PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
PS: Polystyrene
PVC: Polyvinyl chloride
LDPE: Low-density polyethylene

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